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1,145 - Using Herbs and Spices in Cooking

October 9th, 2015

Episode 304 of 489 episodes

Spice up your food and your English by learning how to talk about seasonings in cooking in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:17 Explanations: 2:48 Fast dialog: 15:55 Gisela: That smells wonderful! Danny: This is my family’s recipe. The secret is in the combination of seasonings we use. Gisela: I can see that. You must have 30 different dried and fresh herbs and spices on this counter. Danny: To get a bold flavor, we use a lot of aromatic seeds, barks, and roots. Gisela: How much do you put in of each one? Danny: Precise measurements aren’t really necessary. I put in a pinch of this and a dash of that. I add them to taste. Gisela: So getting the recipe wouldn’t do me any good, huh? Danny: I’m afraid not. I learned how to make this in my mother’s kitchen. Gisela: Would you teach me if I volunteered to be your apprentice, doing all of your prep work? Danny: That depends. Gisela: On what? Danny: On how quick you are with this potato peeler. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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